General: Low-growing creeping thyme with tiny green leaves that have an intense lemon citrus fragrance when crushed. Nice as a ground cover or used in cooking with poultry and fish. Avoid overwatering.
Culinary Uses: Leaves raw in salads or added as a flavoring to cooked foods. A delicious lemon flavor. An aromatic tea is made from the leaves which has a pleasant lemon-like flavor and is very refreshing.
Medicinal Uses: The leaves, and the essential oils contained in them, are strongly antiseptic, deodorant, and disinfectant. The leaves contain an antioxidant and regular use of the raw leaves has been shown to increase average life expectancy by about 10%. The essential oils obtained from this plant is thought to be less irritant than other thyme oils and so it is used in aromatherapy to treat asthma and other respiratory complaints, especially in children.
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